A mold move: residents relocated to hotels
Groton― Many Branford Manor residents who were struggling with mold issues at their apartments are now adjusting to a new normal, hotel living. More than 25 Branford Manor residents have been living in area hotels while mold is being removed from their apartments.
Christine Santos and her children have lived at three different hotels since this summer. She said they don’t have to take cough and flu medicine daily and they feel healthier being out of their apartments.
But the struggle of hotel living and stress of upending their lives has taken an impact on their mental health, as Latasha Fisher-Harris said as she looked around at the bins she and her family been living out of since July. “This is because you don’t know when you’re going to be leaving,” she explained.
In an Oct. 25 letter, the management team at Branford Manor Apartments said it has developed a plan to finish “all apartment remediation and other repairs,” by the end of February. But for most of the residents in hotels, there’s an ever changing check-out date.